Turkey: Putin and Erdogan agree to coordinate on Syria peace settlement

29 сентября 2017 г. 1:50

Speaking at a joint press-conference alongside Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Thursday, Vladimir Putin stated that the leader's joint agreements on the Syrian crisis settlement are an «extremely important success.» «We have confirmed the readiness to follow the final agreements, reached at the 6th international meeting on Syria held in Astana in mid-September, that are set to create four de-escalation zones,» said Putin. He also mentioned «a significant increase in bilateral trade» sharing his expectations «to build and put into operation the first power unit of the nuclear power plant before long.» Earlier in the day, Putin held one-on-one meeting with his Turkish counterpart that lasted for approximately two hours. After that the sides continued discussion alongside Russian and Turkish delegations that included Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak, Russia's Special Envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentiev, Chief of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces Hulusi Akar, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek among others.

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